WASHINGTON, May 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) will host a press conference this Tuesday on the filing of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that morning seeking documents the government has refused to provide relating to the United States' knowledge and role in the deadly May 31, 2010 attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla by Israeli commandos. Among the dead was 19-year old U.S. citizen Furkan Dogan, who was shot five times— twice in the head, once in the back, in the left leg and in the foot as he was filming on his video camera during the 4:00 a.m. raid.
When: 12:30 p.m., Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Where: Lisagor Room, the National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Professor Ahmet Dogan, father of U.S. citizen Furkan Dogan who was killed on the Mavi Marmara aid ship to Gaza
Katherine Gallagher, Staff Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Jessica Lee, University of Virginia International Human Rights Law Clinic
Ann Wright, former U.S. Army colonel and retired U.S. State Department official who was a passenger on the May 2010 flotilla
The Center for Constitutional Rights is dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Founded in 1966 by attorneys who represented civil rights movements in the South, CCR is a non-profit legal and educational organization committed to the creative use of law as a positive force for social change. Visit www.ccrjustice.org. Follow @theCCR.
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SOURCE Center for Constitutional Rights